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But one disgruntled operative wants out. Nathan Scrubbs is fed up to the back teeth with the art of alien abduction--not to mention his cover as a Social Security flunky--so when his request for a transfer is quashed, he drunkenly decides to take it out on ubiquitous ultra-prig Banion, who happens to be on TV at the time. The ensuing high-tech kidnap, at Maryland's Burning Bush Country Club, is only one of the thousands of convulsively funny scenes in Little Green Men. Not that the novel isn't a skewed morality play of some sort: as Banion comes to believe in Tall Nordics and Short Ugly Grays, he is quickly removed from every A-list in town. But oddly enough, social and political disaster turns out to be as liberating as the finest alien probe. Let's just say that long before Banion and Scrubbs have a close encounter at the Millennium Man March on Washington, this Beltway barrel of monkeys attains a truly extraplanetary level of amusement. --Kerry Fried --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
I've had a feeling for a long time that Buckley is hiding the truth in plain sight with this verry funny, seemingly innocent story, he's a high hoot of a humorous writerPublished 2 months ago by Paki S. Wright
Keeps you laughing it makes you wonder our governent agencies do operate like that?its worth the read. Great great bookPublished 2 months ago by Bruce Tolzman
This was one of Mr. Buckley's earlier books. I didn't like it as much as I liked his later works (Boomsday, They Eat Puppies, etc.). I got bored after reading 5% of the story.Published 5 months ago by Kevin Palmer
This is a novel about a super-secret group in the Government which created the whole UFO phenomenon as disinformation to confuse the Soviet Union. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Gwynn Pealer
This book is screaming for a film version.
Can't believe one hasn't been made.
Steve Martin in main role as conservative windbag? Read more
This was actually on of my favorite Buckly books. He is just hysterically funny and smart, and fun. I wonder if he is this funny in real life!Published 7 months ago by Easterner
Great 'unwind' reading book. And plenty of laugh out loud moments. Perhaps one day the ET's will read this book find some enjoyment also. Thanks to the author for a good read.Published 9 months ago by Money Grabber
Vintage Christopher Buckley.
His razor sharp wit slays.
If Christopher's life had mirrored
Walt Disney's, BuckleyWorld would
be a place you'd visit if you... Read more
Reading Christopher Buckley's Little Green Men today is just as hilarious as when the satirical novel was released in 1999. Read morePublished 16 months ago by John Williamson